FR Doc 2010-14635
[Federal Register: June 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 116)]
[Page 34440-34441]
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National Assessment Governing Board: Proposed Information 

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Department of Education.

ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Assessment Governing 
Board is publishing the following summary of a proposed information 
collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) 
The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for 
the proper performance of the Agency's function; (2) the accuracy of 
the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology; and (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs 
and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to 
provide information.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Evaluating Student Need for 
Developmental or Remedial Courses at Postsecondary Education 
Institutions (formerly titled Survey of Placement Tests and Cut-Scores 
in Higher Education Institutions).
    Use: The congressionally authorized National Assessment of 
Educational Progress (NAEP) reports to the public on the achievement of 
students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in core subjects. The National 
Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP. NAEP and 
the Governing Board are authorized under the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107-279).
    Among the Board's responsibilities is ``to improve the form, 
content, use, and reporting of [NAEP results].'' Toward this end, the 
Governing Board plans to enable NAEP at the 12th grade to report on the 
academic preparedness of 12th grade students in reading and mathematics 
for entry level college credit coursework.
    The Governing Board has planned a program of research studies to 
support the validity of statements about 12th grade student 
preparedness that would be made in NAEP reports, beginning with the 
2009 assessments in 12th grade reading and mathematics. Among the 
studies planned is a survey of 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher 
education about the tests and test scores used to place students into 
entry level college credit coursework leading to a degree and into non-
credit remedial or developmental programs in reading and/or 
mathematics. The data resulting from this survey will be used to help 
develop valid statements that can be made about the preparedness of 
12th grade students in NAEP reports.
    Frequency: One small-scale pilot test: One time only, and one 
operational study: one time only; Affected Public: State, Local or 
Tribal Governments (2-year and 4-year public higher education 
institutions); Private Sector For-Profit and Not-For-Profit 
Institutions (2-year and 4-year private higher education institutions); 
Number of Respondents:

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for the pilot test: 120 institutions; for the operational study: 1,700; 
Total Annual Responses: 1,820; Total Annual Hours: 1,365.
    To obtain copies of the proposed survey and/or supporting statement 
for the proposed paperwork collection referenced above, e-mail your 
request, including your address and phone number, to 
or call 202-357-0395.
    To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collection must be received by the OMB desk 
officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on July 19, 2010:

OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education 
Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: June 14, 2010.
Ray Fields,
Authorized Agency Paperwork Contact, National Assessment Governing 
[FR Doc. 2010-14635 Filed 6-16-10; 8:45 am]